Environmental Research Group, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Her research focuses on the health effects of environmental stressors, mainly outdoor air pollution. She has been the Coordinator of the EU network APHEA which provided European wide results on the short-term effects of air pollution and a Partner in several international projects investigating effects of exposure to air pollution and other environmental stressors, as well as their interactions, gene-environment interactions, air pollution effects in sensitive sub-populations, health impact assessment (e.g. PHEWE, AIRGENE, ESCAPE, ELAPSE, EuroHEAT, STEAM, EXHAUSTION, EXPANSE). Currently she is involved in the investigation of long-term effects of air pollution and the urban environment, the effects of ozone on children’s respiratory health, the effects of source-specific particles on health (such as forest fires and desert dust), the short-term effects of PM2.5 and ultrafine particles in Europe and the effects of extremely high temperatures on mortality.
She has been or is a member of several advisory committees (E.C., W.H.O. etc) in environmental health topics. For example, she participated in the 8-member Steering Committee of the REVIHAP and HRAPIE projects (2013) and was a member of the Committee on the revision of the WHO Air Quality Guidelines 2006. She was chair person of the Technical Working Group on Research Needs in the Framework of the European Environment and Health Strategy 2003-04. Member of the Oversight Committee of the NMMAPS project, funded by the US Health Effects Institute. Reviewer of E.C. applications for funding in Biomed and Environment Programmes under FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7. Member of the ERC Panel for Starting and Consolidator Grants 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017. She has more than 200 publications in peer reviewed journals and a h-index of 85.
In 2006 she became the recipient of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) John Goldsmith award for sustained and outstanding contributions to the knowledge and practice of Environmental Epidemiology.